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Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

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Bitcoin is having a wild ride right now. Partly due to the euro crisis, and partly due to a lot of press coverage, some people seem to be taking a keen interest in the crypto-currency — in the last week, its value in relation to the U.S. dollar has shot...
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

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We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's...
Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

An Eye Without an 'I': Justice and the Rise of Automated Surveillance

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Automated surveillance allows governments (and others) to data mine the physical world, yet little attention has been paid to the ethics of perpetually recording our world. ...
An Eye Without an 'I': Justice and the Rise of Automated Surveillance

The ethics of recycling content: Jonah Lehrer accused of self-plagiarism

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Jonah Lehrer has long been one of the rising stars of the science writing world. I was a huge fan of his work when he wrote for Wired (a sister publication of Ars) and was happy when he recently left for the New Yorker full time (again, another Conde Nast publication). That...
The ethics of recycling content: Jonah Lehrer accused of self-plagiarism

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Close race on the insightful side this week, with jupiterkansas winning by a nose, with this awesome comment in response to the claim that it's somehow "unethical" not to make use of some musicians' preferred business model: I can buy a used CD from Amazon and have it mailed to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Obama, hate speech and social media: can public shaming go too far?

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Should people - even minors - be held responsible for what they say online? Some recent tweets have opinions dividedThe re-election of Barack Obama provoked, perhaps not surprisingly, some racist, offensive and just plain stupid reaction on social media.But the decision of websites such as Buzzfeed and Jezebel to pick...
Obama, hate speech and social media: can public shaming go too far?

High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

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Five years ago, AllThingsD.com was launched with just a few staffers, a few stories and a whole lot of hope. Also, as it turned out, with the panoply of LOLcat photos. The site had soft-launched a little earlier, but — officially — we opened our doors in the late...
High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

Tim Cook calls assault on Apple's ethics in China "patently false and offensive"

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Responding to a report by the New York Times that castigated Apple over an alleged permissiveness and indifference for workers' conditions among the suppliers it contract with in China, its chief executive Tim Cook rebutted the accusations in an email expressing "any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false...
Tim Cook calls assault on Apple's ethics in China "patently false and offensive"

The ethics of blog commenting

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The ethics of blog commenting

Tiff Over LightSquared Reveals Odd Partnership

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LightSquared founder Philip Falcone's response to ethics allegations by a U.S. senator sheds some light on a strange chapter in the carrier's ongoing bid to......
Tiff Over LightSquared Reveals Odd Partnership

Blogging. Ethics.

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Blogging. Ethics.

Emory University's Dishonest Data Reminds Us That Ethics Don't Come From A 'Policy'

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I know that for many universities, where they end up in the various "rankings" lists can make a big difference in terms of the type of students they attract, the money they can bring in and the professors they can get. So it's almost surprising to me to find out...
Emory University's Dishonest Data Reminds Us That Ethics Don't Come From A 'Policy'
Vinod Khosla, please don't feed the Twitter trolls

Nokia to investigate itself over phony Lumia 920 video

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A Nokia "ethics and compliance officer" is conducting an internal probe to find out why the company published a misleading promotional video for its new 920 phone. [Read more]...
Nokia to investigate itself over phony Lumia 920 video

Suri Kasirer, the Lobbyist Behind Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Win

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It was near the end of 2011, and what most New Yorkers knew of the city’s plan to create an ambitious tech campus on Roosevelt Island was that Stanford University had the project in the bag. For Suri Kasirer, the founder and president of Kasirer Consulting, the notion could not...
Suri Kasirer, the Lobbyist Behind Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Win

Wife of Creative Commons Founder Seeking Donations for Aaron Swartz's Legal Defense

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Troll Face IRL (Photo: Creative Commons) Yesterday, we told you about the new charges being brought against early Reddit employee and activist coder Aaron Swartz. He’s now facing 13 federal counts after allegedly downloading large portions of JSTOR, an academic database filled with articles and data, in order to release it...
Wife of Creative Commons Founder Seeking Donations for Aaron Swartz's Legal Defense
Should white hat hackers disclose their work to governments, companies, and the media?

Seatwave screams “not guilty” ahead of UK TV ticket reselling investigation

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British fan-to-fan ticket marketplace Seatwave will likely be mentioned in the next edition of the well-known investigative show ‘Dispatches’, its CEO Joe Cohen announced in a letter. Sent to the startup’s customers earlier today, it reads as preemptive albeit cautious defense against the upcoming documentary. Scheduled to air in the UK on Channel 4...
Seatwave screams “not guilty” ahead of UK TV ticket reselling investigation

The Ethics of Digital Magazine Advertising

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The Ethics of Digital Magazine Advertising
Of mice and markets

UN mulls ethics of 'killer robots'

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The ethics surrounding so-called killer robots will come under scrutiny as a report is presented to the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva....
UN mulls ethics of 'killer robots'

Former Kindle ad guru sues Amazon, alleges internal retaliation

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A former Amazon employee is suing the company over his termination, alleging that he was let go in retaliation for going over his manager’s head to bring internal attention to a latency problem that he believed would have “seriously jeopardized” the ad platform launch for the new Kindle Fire tablets...
Former Kindle ad guru sues Amazon, alleges internal retaliation

★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

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★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

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★ Foodies: status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics http://j.mp/b71HZZ

Massive Conflict Of Interests In ICANN Called Out By CEO, Start To Get Some Attention

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We've noted what a joke ICANN has been for quite some time, culminating with some of its more bizarre decisions to help governments seize domains and censor the internet. Separately, its sense of entitlement towards its role managing domain registrations is really pretty disgusting. Of course, for years we've also...
Massive Conflict Of Interests In ICANN Called Out By CEO, Start To Get Some Attention

Some Facts & Insights Into The Whole Discussion Of 'Ethics' And Music Business Models

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I know we've written a few times now about David Lowery's now infamous shaming of an intern because she apparently doesn't give him enough of her money, but that story keeps getting attention. Thankfully, a lot of that attention comes in the form of people from all over the music...
Some Facts & Insights Into The Whole Discussion Of 'Ethics' And Music Business Models

Tangibot manufactures ethics controversy by replicating open-source Makerbot 3D printer

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A Kickstarter entry has managed to stir the fairness pot by touting a MakerBot Replicator clone called TangiBot -- legally copied from the original 3D printer's open source plans. The project's creator, Matt Strong, says that the device will offer "the same performance and features at a roughly 33...
Tangibot manufactures ethics controversy by replicating open-source Makerbot 3D printer

Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks

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Air Force and Marine Corps officials have decided to open their networks to allow access to social networking sites. These changes come as a result of the new Department of Defense official policy on new media. Officials recognize that the benefits of internet-based capabilities outweigh the risks, and these sites...
Social Media Now Available for on Air Force and Marine Corps Networks

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

Judge Disqualified From Case Because He's 'Facebook Friends' With The Prosecutor

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A few years back, we noted an ethics opinion in Florida that stated that judges cannot be Facebook friends with lawyers who may appear before them in court. As we noted at the time, this seemed to go pretty far, as Facebook friends didn't mean "personal" friends, and there are...
Judge Disqualified From Case Because He's 'Facebook Friends' With The Prosecutor
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